Living what you believe

“All my work oriented to knowing does not touch my life at all, its desires, its passions, its selfishness, and leaves me completely unchanged—my action changes my life. Thus, however much an earlier age in Christendom may have erred, Christianly it nevertheless was, compared with our age, generally right when it immediately translated Christianity into action, which is the proper Christian simplicity. Also in our day there is talk about this, that Christianity is not to be expounded artificially, bombastically, but simply—and in the exchange of ideas they fight about it, they write books about it; it becomes a branch of scholarship all its own, and perhaps one even makes it into a livelihood and becomes a professor in the subject, omitting or forgetting that the real simplicity, the truly simple exposition of the essentially Christian is—to do it.” Soren Kierkegaard

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